Category: Linux Global

Hardware Bugs: Seagate ST3000DM001 9YN166 3TB Drives Click Noise

Problem: My brand new Seagate Drives running as Raid1 with two Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 on Debian clicks sometimes. Background: Noise is made by parking heads and spin control by the firmware, often seen on Home NAS (Update 2017: The Firmware of this Generation is buggy, Fault rate 70% after 2 Years) Solution: go to Manufacter Site and download the firmware update iso burn it to CD reboot the PC on this CD, using Freedos and the Update tool update the firmware and reboot to Linux again edit with sudo vi /etc/rc.conf /sbin/hdparm -W 0 /dev/sda #Systemdrive disable Cache against Powerloss! /sbin/hdparm […]

WordPress: Change Editor Font Size without Plugins

Problem: If you use wordpress and use a high resolution Screen on your Laptop or Workstation the dehault font size is too small. Solution: Edit with: #sudo nano ../wp-includes/js/tinymce/themes/advanced/skins/wp_theme/content.css change value 13 to 16 or 19 at: body { font: 16px/19px Georgia, "Times New Roman", "Bitstream Charter", Times, serif; margin: 10px; color: #000; }

Linux FreeBSD: Protect your Disc Data against power loss

Problem: If you use IDE or SATA Disc Drives inside your Workstation or Server without a additional uninterruppted power supply after a power loss your Disc Drives can lose data, do not boot clean up agian or damage the drive headers and sectors. Background: SATA or IDE Drives uses “Disc Cached Controllers”, the count of this disc cache reach from 8 to 64 megabytes. In case of data write to disc, the disc controllers do cache some data who are often used. A Raid 1 Disc Mirror is affected too by this problem. SCSI od SAS are not using Cache […]

FreeBSD Linux: Remove Clear GPT Partition Table from drives

Problem: FreeBSD 9 use GPT Partitionlabel by default to remove with Linux do: fdisk message: WARNING: GTP (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdX' The util fdisk isn't support GPT. do on console: sudo parted /dev/sdX mklabel msdos (Enter Yes!) quit now use Linux fdisk to recreate a new partion Table

Debian Linux: Squeeze ATI Mobility M7 xorg.conf Thinkpad T30 Performance

Problem: Squeeze fglrx does not support older ATI Chips (If i view Flashvideos the CPU usage hold at 100% after change 25-30% usage !) Solution: sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf and paste Section "ServerLayout" Identifier " Configured" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" EndSection Section "Files" ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" FontPath "built-ins" EndSection Section "Module" Load "extmod" Load "glx" Load "dri" Load "dbe" Load "record" Load "dri2" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" […]